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Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Trial 'likely' for French journalists held in Papua

Sep 02, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Immigration officials say the case against the pair – that they violated immigration laws by working on a documentary for a TV station while on tourist visas – was strong

STILL DETAINED. French journalists Thomas Dandois (R), 40, and Valentine Bourrat (L), 29, from Franco-German television channel Arte are seen at the Indonesian immigration office in Jayapura, Papua, on August 28, 2014. File photo by AFP